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Bibliophile | Perth’s John Burbidge is ‘More Than Halfway to Somewhere’

More Than Halfway To Somewhere: Collected Gems of a World Traveller John Burbidge Wordswallah (Self-published) Following on from his critically acclaimed works like Dare Me! The Life and Work of Gerald Glaskin and his autobiography The Boatman, Burbidge delves into a travelogue of his world adventures in celebrating his 50th year since boarding a US-bound […]

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John Burbidge shares a coming out adventure with ‘The Boatman’

John Burbidge’s last book was the biography of gay local writer Gerald Glaskin, now he returns with a memoir of his own. The Boatman explores within a six-year time frame the sexual adventures in a coming-out process of the Perth-born writer. His job as a community development volunteer in India in the early 1980s gave […]

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Discovering Gerald Glaskin

Discovering Gerald Glaskin

John Burbidge has found a compelling subject in his new biography ‘Dare Me! The Life and Work of Gerald Glaskin’. Glaskin lived much of his life in Perth, was a successful author, although popular recognition would elude him. More importantly, and to be worthy of a biography, Glaskin was a compellingly interesting character. Glaskin was […]

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